Con­grat­u­la­tions Zvisha­vane

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GET­TING a draw at home af­ter a one all draw in Congo-Braz­zav­ille and book­ing a place in the group stages of Africa’s Champions League is a big achieve­ment.

Suc­cess has noth­ing to do with pres­tige sym­bols, but with cre­ative ac­com­plish­ment. Rightly speak­ing no man should at­tempt to be a suc­cess, but ev­ery man can and should at­tempt to be suc­cess­ful.

Try­ing to be a suc­cess in terms of ac­quir­ing pres­tige sym­bols and wear­ing cer­tain badges leads to frus­tra­tion and un­hap­pi­ness.

Striv­ing to be suc­cess­ful brings not only ma­te­rial suc­cess but sat­is­fac­tion, ful­fil­ment and hap­pi­ness, man is by na­ture a goal­striv­ing be­ing. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Nor­man Mapeza and your ad­min­is­tra­tion, tech­ni­cal staff and play­ers, not for­get­ting the com­mu­nity of Zvisha­vane.

Beat­ing the goal­keeper when clear of the

de­fence

The task for an at­tack­ing player who breaks clear of the de­fence and only has the goal­keeper to beat is never as easy as it ap­pears. Per­haps it is the very fact that the chance ap­pears to be easy and ev­ery­one ex­pects the player to score and is greatly ex­cited by the prospect that puts men­tal pres­sure on the player.

The at­ti­tude of the player is there­fore of vi­tal im­por­tance, he must be com­posed and keep his head when all those about him may be los­ing theirs, this is achieved by know­ing what one can do. There are four el­e­ments in­volved in beat­ing goal­keeper when clear of the de­fence. It is the Ap­proach; Ob­ser­va­tion; De­ci­sion; Ex­e­cu­tion

Set plays — de­fend­ing

It is a fact that over 40% of all goals are scored from set plays, free kicks, cor­ners and throws.

The more im­por­tant the game and the more evenly matched the teams are the more likely it is that the win­ning goal will be scored from a set play. Why do teams find it so dif­fi­cult to de­fend at set play? There are two par­tic­u­lar rea­sons.

The at­tack­ing team can place a large num­ber of play­ers in pre-planned at­tack­ing po­si­tions. It is im­pos­si­ble to ex­ert a high de­gree of pres­sure on the ser­vices as with the ex­cep­tion of a throw-in, the de­fend­ing play­ers al­ways have to be ten me­tres away. There is a gen­eral lack of de­tailed de­fen­sive or­gan­i­sa­tion at set plays. It is a fact that many play­ers lose their con­cen­tra­tion when the game stops.

De­tailed plan­ning and or­gan­i­sa­tion; Plan­ning is im­por­tant as it is the best guar­an­tee of get­ting and mak­ing the task of one’s op­po­nents as dif­fi­cult as pos­si­ble it is also the best guar­an­tee of get­ting the best out of the play­ers as in­di­vid­u­als and as a team.

Con­cen­tra­tion; In or­der to per­form well a player must be alert and watch­ful of what is hap­pen­ing. It is not suf­fi­cient for a player to know the de­tails of what to do, he must con­cen­trate on giv­ing an over­all per­for­mance in tac­ti­cal terms, the ba­sic prob­lem is the all set plays is twofold; Mark­ing play­ers and Mark­ing space.

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